Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes w/Peppermint Frosting

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I actually made these a few weeks ago but since they’re not specifically holiday themed, I thought it would be okay to post these after the new year.  I found the inspiration for these on Pinterest, but I changed the cupcake recipe.  The cake batter I used is made of a box of Devil’s Food chocolate cake mix, 2 egg whites, 1 1/3 cups water, 1 6oz vanilla Chobani yogurt, 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg.  Mix all ingredients together for 2 minutes on medium speed, pour 2/3 full into cupcake liners and then bake for about 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.  EASY!

The peppermint buttercream frosting is also an easy recipe – this I took right from The Sweet Life and you can find the recipe here.

Once the cupcakes were cool, I just used a spatula to frost them so they were purposely messy.  After that, I still had leftover candy canes so I broke them into 3 pieces and stuck them into the cakes for a little extra decoration.  I also added a few mini marshmallows so they resemble the top of a mug with whipped cream.  My favorite part is the frosting – it’s sweet and minty and rich and goes perfectly with the chocolate cupcake.  Perfect for a winter party or get-together!

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  1. Yum, these look perfect for a tasty treat to warm up a chilly January day- we just had to pin them onto our "Chobaniac Creations" Pinterest board! Thanks for including 0% Vanilla in these goodies, please email me at lindsay(dot)kos(at)chobani(dot)com if ya ever need a fresh supply!

  2. Those look so yummy!!! Perfect for a winter treat!

    I have a project party every weekend if you want to join here..
    Have a great day!

  3. Glad you liked the peppermint buttercream! These are too cute :)


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